An Affair with a Notorious Heiress

An Affair with a Notorious Heiress

by Lorraine Heath


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The son of a duke and an infamous mother, Alistair Mabry, Marquess of Rexton, fought his way to respectability. Now, the most eligible bachelor in London, marriage-shy Rexton will take only a wife with an impeccable reputation, good breeding, and a penchant for staying out of the gossip sheets. But when he strikes a deal to be seen “courting” a sweet young debutante whose notorious older sister has blemished her chances for marriage, Rexton is unexpectedly drawn to the highly inappropriate, calamitous Tillie, Lady Landsdowne herself.

After a scandalous incident that sent shockwaves throughout society and disgraced her, Tillie refuses to cower in the face of the ton. Instead, she will hold her head high as she serves as chaperone for her younger sister, but Tillie is convinced Rexton’s courtship is shrouded with secrets—ones she vows to uncover. However, doing so requires getting dangerously close to the devilishly handsome and forbidden marquess…

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ISBN-13: 9780062674807
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA’s prestigious RITA®. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.

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An Affair with a Notorious Heiress 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story brought out new elements of divorce, courting, and ostracism in the ton. The relationships are believable and complex. Definitely a 5-star read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. I loved the story and the history of what women must have gone through by getting divorced. I loved all the characters mostly Rexton, to find a man like him today would be winning the lottery .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book fell flat for me. I dint know why. It took me a long time to read it. And I really wanted to finish it, as I dislike abandoning stories. Thus book just did not do it for me.
ReadingGenie 14 days ago
AN AFFAIR WITH A NOTORIOUS HEIRESS" by Lorraine Heath 2017 Prime marriage material, Alistair Mabry, Marquess of Rexton, future Duke of Greystone was attending his sister's ball when he was approached by Garrett Hamersley. Hammersley wanted Rexton to squire his niece around in order to help pique other gentlemen's interest in her. Gina was a shy wallflower. To make it worth Rexton's time, Hemmersley offered Black Diamond to stud. Rexton was horse crazy and accepted the agreement. What he hadn't taken into consideration was Gina's sister, Lady Mathilda Landsdowne. Upon meeting her when he went to pick up Gina for a drive, the sparks began to fly. She was the divorced Notorious Heiress. He could not get seriously involved with her except as his mistress which sounded very nice. For only a woman without scandal could be his wife. Just a note here: A lot of sexual 'thoughts' throughout the book. A bit much but probably emphasized his 'desire' for Lady Landsdowne. Happy Reading! ReadingGenie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rex and Tillie's story. I just love stories set in this time period. Feel I must have had a past life then. I know I would have been a rebel much like the women in this authors books. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book of hers. So far always a pleasure to read her books. Time well spent!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Heath but this was not one of her best works. I was able to put this book down multiple times throughout a week which never happens when I read a Heath book. I finish it within a day or two. The book did not become interesting until three quarters of the way through. The first half of the book was so repetitive about how Rex and Tillie kept thinking to themselves about their attraction to one another. The inner dialogue of each character saying what they wanted to do to one another over and over again. In any romance novel there is going to be these kind of dialogues perfectly normal and wanted by any reader but the repetition was ridiculous. It was almost as though Heath needed to fill pages up so she kept writing these scenarios just changing words around. This repetition could have been replaced with more action to the plot or deeper character development. I am not saying there was not character development, she did a great job in that aspect, just something needed to replace the repetition. Rex was a great character, he did not have the usual male syndrome were he did not think he was good enough, he fell in love quickly and was able to let go of the criteria he thought he needed in a wife. Tillie was strong and brave and a different character for this time period. It was a great change in pace and I loved her tenacity. I love that Heath weaves in characters from her other novels, they weren't expanded on too much in this book by they were mentioned. The ending of the book was great, I almost cried it was so sweet and romantic. This is a decent read worth getting through most of the book just to have the happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a great romance. I highly recommend her books!
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Pretty standard stuff except it chronicles an interesting tale of a divorcee.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
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Love this author,always have a hard time putting down her books
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def618 More than 1 year ago
Tillie, Lady Landsdowne, is notorious for divorcing her husband. She's a wealthy American whose mother wanted her, and her sister, to marry a lord. So, at a young age she married an Earl who needed her dowry. After a few miserable years, she divorced him. Shocking! Unfortunately, her younger sister, Gina Hammersley, is having a very disappointing debut season due to her sister's scandalous reputation. Their uncle, Garrett Hammersley, acts as chaperone at the various ton events as Tillie is not welcome. He asks Alistair Mabry, Marquess of Rexton, to pay attention to Gina in hopes that other men will be interested if they think Rexton is. In return, Garrett will let Rexton breed his mare to his famous race horse. Rexton agrees but makes it very clear he is not looking for a wife. While paying attention to Gina, he falls for Tillie. They have a mutual interest in race horses and become lovers. There is a HEA but Tillie and Rex go through a lot of ups and downs to get there. She worries he'll be ostracized due to her reputation. If you have read the other books in this series, you know that Rex's family will always support him. This book is part of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James series, but can easily be read and enjoyed without having read the earlier books. I enjoyed this book VERY much and had a hard time putting it down. Lorraine Heath is a fabulous author so it's no surprise to me that this book is a keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago